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Boston pawnshop gives tips on getting the most cash for your gold
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Suffolk Jewelers & Pawnbrokers has anchored Boston's historic South End district since its opening in the early 20th century. It is the oldest pawnshop in Boston and the largest store of its kind in New England. The store's experienced personnel have processed countless gold transactions, and understand the value and nature of gold items. More

Fake gold hits New York City
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Federal agents are investigating the peddling of bogus gold bars in New York City. The New York Post has learned as many as 10 fake gold bars — made up mostly of relatively worthless tungsten — were sold recently to unsuspecting dealers in Manhattan's Midtown Diamond District. More

From pizza to pawn star
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Las Vegas is home to many pursuits — most involving forking over some cash. And Joe Aurelio, owner of the popular pizza chain of the same name, figured he could get a few bucks from the "Pawn Stars" while on a business trip to Sin City last March. He enjoys watching the History Channel TV show, and liked his chances. More

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$3.5K offered for Oregon pawnshop robbery leads
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A man pulled off a daring robbery inside a Portland, Ore., pawnshop — and the whole thing is caught on camera. The theft happened at All That Glitters. In the tape, the suspect can be seen showing a weapon and demanding money. The clerk hands over cash — and the man takes off. More

How high oil prices will permanently cap economic growth
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The countries guzzling the most oil are taking the biggest hits to potential economic growth. That’s sobering news for the U.S., which consumes almost a fifth of the oil used in the world every day. Not long ago, when oil was $20 a barrel, the U.S. was the locomotive of global economic growth; the federal government was running budget surpluses; the jobless rate at the beginning of the last decade was at a 40-year low. Now, growth is stalled, the deficit is more than $1 trillion and almost 13 million Americans are unemployed. More

'Pawn Stars' and 'Ice Road Truckers' disappear from Netflix
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Content from A&E and the History Channel — including such shows as "Pawn Stars" and "Ice Road Truckers" — disappeared from Netflix as a licensing deal between the companies expired. People familiar with the negotiations offered differing accounts of what transpired. More

Nebraska's Berry Creek Gun and Pawn has ribbon cutting
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Sports men and women will be very happy when they step into Berry Creek Gun and Pawn in Ainsworth, Neb. The shiny red building on the corner that at one time had a pair of eyes that would have gotten anyone's attention. It got the attention of Keri and Casey Foster who had the building remodeled and got their pawnbrokers and federal firearms license as well. More
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Gold dips from near 7-month high; stimulus support stays
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Gold pulled back from a near seven-month high, but a recent spate of stimulus measures from central banks that has buoyed bullion is expected to continue supporting prices. Gold has gained more than 10 percent over the last five weeks, its biggest such gain since September 2011, after the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank each announced fresh monetary easing measures to support their economies. More

How small businesses can use 6 LinkedIn marketing tools
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With more than 175 million users in 200 countries, LinkedIn has become an online marketing tool to be reckoned with for business. Dubbed the "world's largest professional network," LinkedIn can be more than just a way to stay connected to your colleagues. It can also be a tool to help you promote your business and find new customers. More


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Pawnbrokers in slowdown warning in UK
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Pawnbrokers including Albemarle & Bond, which publishes annual results, have signalled a slowdown in the recent high street "gold rush". Albemarle, which has 169 stores and 38 gold-buying "pop-up" outlets, said in June that growth in the value of gold bought by the company had fallen from over 50 percent earlier in the financial year to mid single digits. More

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